THE new Elective Care Hub taking shape at the DGH is to be called the Sussex Surgical Centre. 

It will create additional capacity for elective surgery and will help power through the covid backlog. 

Here’s our MP Caroline Ansell: “You may have noticed construction taking place or failing that, the crane towering over the DGH. This is the first step in the transformation of the hospital site, ahead of the new hospital. 

Along with hospital bosses, I toured the site and it really will be an impressive addition to serve our town for years to come. This is the result of £22.5 million of Government investment which I helped secure.

Open from 7am to 11pm and conducting procedures from 8am to 6pm, initially five days a week before moving to six days in the future, the project will deliver a modern, purpose-built day surgery unit which will include a pre-assessment area, four theatres, admission, recovery and discharge space as well as support facilities.  

This is good news for our town and for the NHS locally.”